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08/06/2018
WHAT: Lawmakers from across the state will travel to Monroe County to hear from emergency responders, local government officials and utility companies about frequent power outages, storm response and electric infrastructure concerns.
07/10/2018
WHAT: The lack of access to broadband is a major problem in rural communities across central Pennsylvania, and is negatively impacting local economies, educational opportunities, health care treatment options and more. That is why Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin), together with Reps. Adam Harris (R-Franklin/Juniata/Mifflin) and Rich Irvin (R-Huntingdon/Centre/Mifflin), is holding a roundtable discussion on the topic this Thursday in Lewistown.
04/03/2018
WHAT: Citing the lack of rural broadband as an impediment to economic development and educational opportunities, Reps. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) Jonathan Fritz (R-Susquehanna/Wayne) and Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) will host the House Majority Policy Committee for a legislative hearing on Thursday, April 5.
03/27/2018
HARRISBURG – Citing the lack of rural broadband as an impediment to economic development and educational opportunities, Reps. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) Jonathan Fritz (R-Susquehanna/Wayne) and Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) will host members of the House Majority Policy Committee for a public hearing on Thursday, April 5.
03/20/2018
WHAT: Lawmakers from across the state will travel to Delaware County to hear from experts and advocates on safe pipeline development.
01/29/2018
WHAT: State lawmakers from across the state will travel to Farmington, Fayette County, to gather testimony about the impact opioid addiction is having on Pennsylvania children and families.
11/29/2017
WHAT: State lawmakers from across Pennsylvania will travel to Harborcreek to hear about the efforts being taken to maintain existing jobs and also to secure new job opportunities in the Erie region. Led by House Majority Policy Committee Chairman Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) and Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Erie), the legislative hearing will feature testimony from economic development organizations and employers about the steps Pennsylvania should take to improve the local and statewide economy, and get people employed.
11/27/2017
WHAT: State lawmakers from across Pennsylvania will travel to New Holland to hear how Lancaster County job creators are being handcuffed by the cumbersome, costly and complex regulations imposed by state agencies. Led by House Majority Policy Committee Chairman Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) and Rep. Dave Zimmerman (R-Lancaster), the legislative hearing will feature testimony from local business owners and members of the Lancaster-area agriculture community about how government overreach and overregulation is costing them, and ultimately costing the local economy.
11/16/2017
WHAT: Led by House Majority Policy Committee Chairman Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) and House Minority Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla (D-Lancaster), Republicans and Democrats in the state Legislature will learn about several distinguished STEM-based programs and “learning ecosystems” that are gaining recognition and educating youth across Pennsylvania.
11/14/2017
WHAT: Lawmakers from across the state will travel to Pittsburgh to gather testimony about the current jobs climate in Pennsylvania’s manufacturing, technology and energy sectors. Led by House Majority Policy Committee Chairman Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin), the hearing will focus on the impact affordable energy has on the state’s economy and the good-paying, technologically advanced manufacturing jobs available today.
11/06/2017
WHAT: State lawmakers from across Pennsylvania will participate in a legislative hearing to gather testimony from Berks County small business owners. Led by House Majority Policy Committee Chairman Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) and Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster), testifiers will focus on how state government can help small businesses succeed, and the challenges job creators face when dealing with state agencies, complex regulations and cumbersome processes.
10/30/2017
WHAT: State lawmakers will accept testimony on the potential impact of a permanent drilling ban being proposed by the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) at a legislative hearing in Waymart.
10/24/2017
WHAT: State lawmakers will participate in a legislative hearing on job creation, led by House Majority Policy Committee chairman Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin). The hearing will feature UPMC Enterprises, the innovation and commercialization arm of UPMC, that partners with startups and entrepreneurs with promising health care innovations. During the hearing, the committee will learn more about how UPMC has boosted the local and state economy, created jobs and invested in technologies that are shaping the future of health care.
09/26/2017
WHAT: State legislators will travel to Lehman to participate in a hearing on how to improve Pennsylvania’s economy by helping small businesses succeed, attracting new jobs, and educating a skilled workforce for the jobs for today and tomorrow. Led by House Majority Policy Committee chairman Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) and Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), the hearing will feature representatives from higher education and the local economic development community.
09/18/2017
WHAT: State legislators from across Pennsylvania will participate in a legislative hearing to accept testimony from local job creators that have been impeded by Pennsylvania’s state agencies, complex regulations and cumbersome processes. Led by Chair of the House Majority Policy Committee Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) and Rep. Marcia Hahn (R-Bushkill Township), the hearing will also include testimony from members of the local economic development community who are helping small businesses get up and running, and are working to attract new jobs to the region.